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Jesse Dell


Profession: Dance Artist
Citizenship:Canadian
 Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists (CADA)
Education:York University (1999-2003) BFA Honors Degree in Dance


Performance Experience

2015

I LOST MY TALK (dance film) | National Arts Centre | Director Barbara Willis Sweete | Creative Producer Donna Feore | Choreography Santee Smith | National Arts Centre, Ottawa | April 17 – May 22 2015

DESICCATED | The Go To Company | Choreography Aria Evans | Summerworks Theatre Festival | The Theatre Centre, Toronto | Aug. 8, 9 2015

THE HONOURING | Kaha:wi Dance Theatre | Artistic Director Santee Smith| National Tour | Sept - Oct 2015

TKARONTO BOUNCE | PanAm Games | Kaha:wi Dance Theatre | Artistic Director Santee Smith | July 10-26 2015

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE | Canadian Opera Company | Director Joan Fonte | Choreography Xevi Dorca | Four Seasons Centre for Performing Arts, Toronto | April 17 – May 22 2015

WHAT GOES BETWEEN | Choreography Tracey Norman | Presented by DanceWorks | Enwave Theatre, Toronto March 12-14 2015

2014

THE PERFECT WORD | Peggy Baker Dance Projects | Presented with Canada's National Ballet School | Scotia bank Nuit Blanche | Betty Oliphant Theatre, Toronto | Oct. 4-5

ARMY OF BARBIE | Choreography and performance by JDdance (Jesse Dell and Jordana Deveau) | Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal - Artistic Director Randy Glynn | August 21-24

A MARK | Choreography Kate Franklin for JDdance| Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal - Artistic Director Randy Glynn August 21-24

THE HONOURING | Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Artistic Director Santee Smith| National Tour | May - July

THE MISFITS | Choreography Jesse Dell for Half Second Echo | Toronto Finge Festival | Tarragon Theatre, Toronto July 2-13 | Hamilton Fringe Festival | Citadel Theatre, Hamilton, Ontario

KARAOK-ME | Part of The Sunday Night Series a co-production by Jesse Dell, Andrya Duff and Tina Fushell |The Reservoir Lounge, Toronto | April 6 - May 4

2013

EPISODES | ANDSCAPES | A Danceworks Coworks Series Event presented by JDdance and Tracey Norman | Choreography by Jesse Dell and Tracey Norman, Performance by Jesse Dell, Jordana Deveau and Sky Fairchild-Waller, Artistic Advisor Julia Sasso | The Dancemakers Centre for Creation, Toronto | April 4-6

43* N  79*W | Choreography Tracey Norman | episodes |andscapes | Dancemakers Centre for Creation

WITNESS | Choreography Tracey Norman | episodes |andscapes | Dancemakers Centre for Creation

PUSHED | Choreography Jesse Dell | episodes |andscapes | Dancemakers Centre for Creation

EVERYDAY MARVELS | Nuit Blanche - produced by Shannon Litzenberger Contemporary Dance and the Gardiner Museum |Concept and Direction Shannon Litzenberger |Choreographers Julia Aplin and Rob Abubo | Oct. 4-5

THE DEN | Choreographer Shannon Litzenberger for JDdance | Dance: Made in Canada | Betty Oliphant Theatre, Toronto Aug. 14-17

2012

FRIDA PERFORMANCE INSTALATION | JDdance | Frida and Diego Exhibit-Opening Gala | Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto | Oct.13

SLoE | Choreographer/Director Julia Sasso | Presented in association with Harbourfont Centre’s NextSteps| Enwave Theatre, Toronto | Sept. 27-30

LES DEMIMONDES | Operation Snatch (formerly The Scandelles) | Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto, Jan. 11,12  | Edgy Women Festival, Studio 3:03, Montreal, March 30-April 1 | Summerworks Theatre Festival, Lower Ossington St. Theatre, Toronto | Aug. 9-19

MEDICINE BEAR | Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Artistic Director Santee Smith | North American Tour Feb. 2012–November


THE DEN | Choreographer Shannon Litzenberger | The Gravity Hour | Toronto Fringe Festival | July 6-14

2011

A CELEBRATION OF JOHN CAGE | Choreographer Kate Franklin | Nuit Blanche at the Gardiner Museum, Toronto

PERSENTATION #1: SOUNDWALKING INTERACTIONS | Choreographer Susan Lee | Sound Artist Andra McCartney, Media Artist Don Sinclair | Dance Dramaturgy: Catalyst, Perspective and Memory, Society of Dance History Scolars Annual Conference York University, Toronto | June 23

HERE: | 2011 | Choreographer Tracey Norman | Stories off the Record | Faire & Fecan Theatre, Toronto.| Feb. 16,17,18


2010

PROJECT PROTECTION | Conceived by Julia Lefebvre, Choreographer Shannon Litzenberger | Toronto Fringe Festival , Factory Theatre | July 3-10

FABULOUSLY STUPID | Choreographer Holly Small | Art School DisMissed | Shaw St. School, Toronto. May 15-17  x avant v  New Music Festival | The Music Gallery, Toronto | Oct. 24

A MARK | Choreographer Kate Franklin | Ink to flesh | The Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto | Oct. 13-23

43* N  79*W| 2010 | Choreographer Tracey Norman | MFA Thesis Project | Hub 14, Toronto | March 18-20 


2009

WAVING FROM THE INSIDE | Choreographer Tracey Norman | Anthology V.I | Winchester St.Theatre,Toronto, April 17-20

GIFTED | Choreographer Tracey Norman | Winchester St.Theatre, Toronto, April 17-20

2008  

WHO’S YOUR DADA? | The Scandelles | Presented by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto, Jan. 23-Feb.9     

2006

SEE THROUGH ME | Choreographer Samara Thompson | Fringe Festival of Independent Artists | Dancemakers *Received the Paula Citron Award

UNDER THE MINK | The Scandelles | Presented by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto | Jan. 11-21

2001-2002
York Dance Ensemble, York University, Toronto, ON
Under the artistic direction of Holly Small (2001/02) and Donna Krasnow (2002). This group toured Toronto and the surrounding area, Sudbury and across New Brunswick, with workshops and performances. Performing works by, Trish Armstrong, Danny Grossman, Donna Krasnow, Michael Sean Marye, Matjash Mrojzewski, Andrea Nann and Holly Small.

1999-2003  BFA Honors Degree in Dance, York University,  Toronto ON.  
Professors include, Karen Bowes-Sewell, Darcey Callison, Donna Krasnow, Michael Sean Marye, Selma Odem, Sara Porter, Holly Small, Claire Wootten



Contact: jessedell.dance@gmail.com